Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The last days of free Britain

The recent U.K. Channel 4 "Dispatches" program has received a lot of attention -- except in the country most directly concerned -- but I'm not sure how many people elsewhere have actually seen it; I don't think it has been broadcast anywhere else. But the blog "State of the Oldest Nation," based in India, has made it available on YouTube, at least until YouTube's owner, left-leaning Google, removes it. Click here to view it.

Shocking stuff? To you and me, maybe, but not in the U.K. The media there, other than Channel 4, have scarcely mentioned it and the dhimmi politicians, in a self-debasing contest for the Muslim vote, dare not take any notice. Today's jellyfish Brits can't be bothered to worry about domestic imams who'd like to cut their throats for them. They have more important things on what passes for their minds: binge drinking, gambling, and football, all at the same time if possible.

It's hard to doubt that life has become so awful in the U.K. that most people there would just as soon opt out. Freedom? What a drag. A Muslim dictatorship and sharia law? Bring it on.

Can this be the country that produced Shakespeare and Johnson and Chesterton and countless other credits to mankind, that gave the lifeblood of many of its citizens to stop Hitler? No. It is not that country.

6 comments:

Vanishing American said...

Rick, I'm interested in why you think things have deteriorated so much in the UK. Or do you think that what is portrayed in the media is not what the 'real people' of the UK think?
I confess I have not been in the UK for some time.
When I was last there, London had begun changing due to mass immigration and friends of mine were very vocally unhappy about it. I wonder if there is a lot of dissent bubbling beneath the surface? I certainly hope the people of the UK aren't completely neutered and defeated.

Rick Darby said...

I don't want to be too simplistic and ascribe the deterioration of the U.K. to any single cause. The following seem to be in the mix:

You don't have to be in Britain for more than a few hours to realize what a dysfunctional country it is. Things don't work well there. A lingering sense of politeness means you'll hear constantly, "Oh, I'm sorry" and "I'm afraid we can't … " and "Sorry about that, mate." When a Brit wakes up knowing that the day, like all the others, is going to be a series of problems and frustrations, it engenders what some psychotherapists call "learned helplessness."

The pervasive no-can-do attitude is probably owing partly to a dumbed-down, politically correct education system that systematically downplays the counry's historical achievements; but more basically to the varying degrees of socialism and Marxism that have dominated the government for 60 years. Several generations now have come to expect that it's the government's job to run everything and fix everything, and the individual's to pay his taxes and carry on.

These factors are magnified because the U.K. doesn't have any sort of federal system like the U.S.; counties are little more than administrative districts; local councils run housing estates and that's about it. A centralized bureaucracy is in charge of almost every aspect of government, with all that implies about remoteness from actual situations and rule by theory.

The spiritual side of life seems practically absent. People in Britain lack a transcendent purpose; the only point to their existence is to make money and have a good time. But it's hard to be happy, as opposed to enjoying transient pleasure, if you think you inhabit a materialistic, ultimately meaningless universe.

Not to be discounted is the influence of the wide open immigration policy. Britain has become balkanized, further eroding any sense of national unity or purpose.

I don't doubt that many Britons are unhappy about how things are going -- just look at the numbers who are emigrating. Commenters on blogs are often to be found saying the anger is building up, people won't take it much longer, etc. Maybe, but after reading such comments for years now, I can't help being a little skeptical. In a centralized state, further restricted by unofficial ties to the European Union, ordinary people just don't have much power or influence.

Paul Weston said...

"It’s a sad day when traditional British values are only defended by skinheads who’ve toned down their act a little".

Britain's political problems encasulated in once sentance.

Bill Cooper said...

Goo post Rick. I haven;t come across 'State of the Oldest Nation' before, it's very interesting. Thanks.

Bill Cooper said...

Sorry Rick I meant to say Good.

Anonymous said...

ISLAM A RELIGION OF PEACE-
In a nut shell Islam is about world dommination! this is a short and brief view of how the muslims intend to attain their agenda of islamification of the whole world and what is their motivation.Let me start by saying that most of us are ill informed about islam being a religion of peace and most of the muslims we know are the peace lovinging moderate silent majority, and the religion of is hijacked by radical elements .Well it is not so. We will have to agree that the religion of the world have some point of time undergone this changes mentioned above,but none of the religions advocates the death for not sharing the same faith,whatever excess and volience which was caused by the people of other faith were purely political and not religious, although some amount of religious intolerance is there in all the mentioned religions even today .BUT IN CASE OF ISLAM ,IT IS INTOLRANCE WHICH IS THE RELIGION,IT IS A BLUE PRINT FOR MASS MURDER IN A INDUSTRIAL SCALE WHICH TRANCENDS PLACE AND TIME,(meaning the project which was started almost 1400years ago is not complete until the world would be completely converted Islam)THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO STOP, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER ,OR ALL OF US HAVE CONVERT TO ISLAM THERE IS NO THIRD OPTION BECAUSE- The muslims ummah propgates expnasion of islam by all means ,First and fore most by the sword ,it is the duty of all the muslims to kill the non muslims it written. the koran state that there is no other god other than Allah and Mohammed is only true porphet,any one who beg's to differ is a infidel and kafir so should be beheaded at once.It is said to them donot to be friend kaffir(the non muslims)! strike them when you get the chance..Any peace treaty with the muslims is invalid, as the koran say make peace treaty with the infedals, in the dead of the night go out kill them all . Every muslim no matter how he or she is educated in western value 's DO NOT FOLLOW MULTICULTURE ethics it is evident in the way they dress, they live.It is a mere obligation that muslims pretend that they follows the law of the land(this is allowed in islam-Taqiyya-to be decitfull to confuse the nonbeliver) when they are minority!.If they become tha majority the rules of engagment diffrent,Remember(jessiya the slave tax which give's the non beliver right to live in muslim dominated country,persecution are many in islam yet it called the universal brother hood-) & who ever disagrees has to be beheaded.Polygamy is rampant in islam have any one every wondred why? the point is women in islam are sub-human without any rigths on their own ,they are only useful to reproduce their own, It is because polygamy leads to a lot of children .They breed like rabbits,And without a single short being fired one fine day in the near future (may be in another 50-75 years) the muslims will over run Europe by sheer numbers,this also a method of jihad, Might sound LIke conspiracy theory,?Here comes answer as the muslims immigrant from pakistan,libya,morroco and the north afircan belt,middle east & sub continent come to Europe with the cloths on their backs and empty pockets & their peace full brotherhood they slowly change demograph of europe, as of now.,(More than 53 million Muslims live in Europe -- 14 million of them in the European Union and growing.) in Europe. A Europe which dose not belive in any thing now(GOD, FAMILY VALUES,IDEOLOGY or,IDENTY). ,because of their hypocriscy, of being politically correct or because,widely held libral secular views or simply lack of will to act,The european's way of life as we know it now will cease to exist. thank to our Muslim appeasing politicians who are only intrested in there votes because of their growing numbers,so they could hold on to power,These hypocrites look the other way when EUROPEAN WOMEN ARE GANGE RAPED,AND HUMILIATED , by these peace loving Muslims,Muslims aim is ISLAMIFICATION OF the whole world,but one step at a time. This is what happened in Egypt almost 1300 yrs ago,after conquering the arabian peninsular by war ,the Muslims went on to conqure mighty egypt which was then a super power,which was a very advanced cosmopolitan culture,Rich in science,astonomy,mathematics and medical science(remember the LIBARY OF ALEXANDRIA a center of higher knowledge-no more) like that of present day Europe, the culture which we admire so much and fascinated,is now confined to the pages of histoy thanks to peace full islam and his prophet.The muslims from the arab heart land populated Egypt ,the native's of this once ancient land became a minorty in their own land, Enslaved & Persecuted and heavily taxed and they vanished without a trace in less than 100 years .And yes the koran advocates this to be a form of jihad.......................ethnic cleansing i would say!...can we still claim islam to a religion of peace!.i see europe going the same way ...........not far behind is America .it not to late................sit up and smell the coffee!.let us still not say that Islam is peacefull...it time the World ( the people, politicians& media) strat acting today tomorrow migth be too late for who ever who is not a muslim

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S.G.W